Open Up Resources, a nonprofit vowing to compete with commercial publishers for contracts, is partnering with EL Education to provide English/language arts content.
Tracy Weeks, the executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association, talks with Marketplace K-12 about shifting state and local demands for academic content.
The Chinese STEM education and robotics company Makeblock raises $30 million in a Series B round, and Indian startup Nactus takes in an undisclosed amount from a group of angel investors.
President Trump’s proposal to bring deep cuts to PD, after-school programs, and other areas would have an indirect but potentially big impact on district spending on technology and other needs.
The international market for PCs in K-12 education has fallen off over the past year, in part because of governments scaling back on big ed-tech projects.
The online proctoring company Examity has secured a $21 million from University Ventures and the Inherent Group; and Kiddom has raised $6.5 million in a financial round led by a Khosla Ventures investment partner.
The global ed-tech market is growing, but where it’s headed is still a major question as schools’ needs outstrip available funding and many products are of middling quality.
A pair of New York City education department officials argued for the benefits of weaving mastery-based lessons with “culturally relevant” education.
An award-winning district leader focuses on products that help with personalization, and says companies can start the conversation with case studies.
The founder of a startup at the SXSWedu conference spoke with Marketplace K-12 about the challenges of securing funding from venture capitalists.